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laxation

noun lax·a·tion \ lak-ˈsā-shən \

medical Definition of laxation

: a bowel movement
  • the danger of absorption of toxic amounts of mercury if laxation does not occur after taking calomel
  • United States Dispensatory, 27th ed.

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